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  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 32158)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 25536)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Glossy Ibis (Image ID 34503)

    Glossy Ibis.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 22953)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Spotted Whistling-Duck (Image ID 30935)

    Spotted Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

Gary KingMy wife Kerry (a great bird spotter) and I are originally from NSW but have resided in Hobart since 2001, where we are now retired.  My first degree is in Forest Science (ANU) and I also have a Master’s degree (by research) in Natural Resources (UNE).  The post-graduate degree had a wildlife management focus.  I have worked in forest management and forest research in NSW, Tasmania, New Zealand, Nepal (twice), Bhutan and Vietnam, and have published research in both national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings.  Up until a few ago I was chairman of the Forest Practices Advisory Council in Tasmania.  I was formerly a member of the Regent Honeyeater Recovery Team and the Wedge-tailed Eagle Recovery Team (Tas).  For the last ten years I have been involved in environmental audits of forest practices in Victoria.

My interest in birds has been lifelong, starting with keeping and breeding Australian finches as a boy through to assisting with bird surveys for environmental assessments and now that we have more time we are trying to see and photograph as many of Australia’s beautiful birds as possible.  Photography has been a growing passion, particularly over the last 5 years.  I do a lot of landscape photography on my travels chasing but not harassing birds.  In the last 12 month I have learnt the value of shooting in raw and I’m still working on mastering the post-processing software.


Recent Picks

Barking Owl (Image ID 35819)
Barking Owl
Jan Lile
Viewed: 34
Lord Howe Woodhen (Image ID 35800)
Lord Howe Woodhen
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 19
Little Raven (Image ID 35791)
Little Raven
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 20
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 35793)
Mulga Parrot
Mark Rayner
Viewed: 71
Galah (Image ID 35796)
Mark Rayner
Viewed: 30
Helmeted Friarbird (Image ID 35785)
Helmeted Friarbird
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 22
Fairy Prion (Image ID 35783)
Fairy Prion
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 25
Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 35782)
Salvin's Albatross
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 21
Southern Boobook (Image ID 35763)
Southern Boobook
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 29
Star Finch (Image ID 35745)
Star Finch
Les George
Viewed: 41


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